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'll see people from many different religions and, of course, the cardinals, but the two people from religious orders that he has invited to play a part in this mass are the superior general of the jesuits as you would expect and of the franciscans. so he is -- he has -- is honoring st. francis in a variety of ways here. >> as we talk about pope francis and his taking the name to be close to the poor and the people, what we're seeing in the pictures of the dignitaries is that the papacy is a very powerful position in this world, 1.2 billion catholics around the world. he's -- it is a position of enormous influence and sometimes diplomatic power, as well and so i just want to share with you a little bit of who is there for the united states, vice president joe biden is leading the delegation. he's accompanied --s if. >> ands it his saint's day, the feast of st. joseph and house minority leader democratic leader nancy pelosi is there, as well, and you see representatives from gulf states, also, and then from the other religions, from the christian churches, there are 33 delegations fro
, as an expert in both religion and the media right now, this is a tremendous media event. this is a tremendous introduction to the world now that's really been going on for days. >> i thought about this. the media coverage has been wonderful but i don't think the media is doing it for the church but for the people. i think your ratings have been very high because religion matters to people. with statistics thrown around, more people go to mass on sunday than go to professional sports events, but i think as the networks that are responding now to the great interest in religion among the people and certainly in the united states and probably elsewhere. >> one of the things we've been told throughout the morning is ben wedeman was telling us earlier, that the crowd's not as huge as they were perhaps last week. it is tuesday, after all, and people do have to work. one of the advantages of this is that so many people in the crowd, they're getting a really close look at pope francis when he toured around in the square in the open air pope mobile and greeted the people of rome which is a personal vie
're not the majori majority. we're a minority religion. therefore, this is a very different attitude toward the church than other catholic churches. we are not spain, not ireland even. we recognize all of the other religions have an equal right to their beliefs. that's why they're hesitant on the pro choice issue, even to obey their deepest moral beliefs. but i want to get back to, let me stick to that because the first thing the pope did was call the chief rabbi in rome and open up a relationship. these things, respecting people, it's universal. we americans can agree completely on these good things, and that would be nice because i think we have an american religion. i think we agree on a lot of these things together. and i know what you were feeling when you said you were inspired because there's a common hope that we can find a common morality. >> you're coming back. we'll tall politics, but up next, the debt dual in washington. is something going to get done this year, and would a balanced budget hurt the economy? joining me for debate, the republican wlip in the house, kevin mccarthy,
schools catholic, if you'll treat catholicism as the state religion of italy, then we'll set up a concordance with you, and you'll give us the status of a separate country. the van can is a separate country. it doesn't have any normal citizens, you know, no women citizens. it's got post offices and other signs of the government, but it's a fake government. it's a fantasy government. you know, it's kind of a disneyland government. [laughter] nobodiments to take -- nobody wants to take it away. my wife refused to go to the vatican after the first few times. it's got beautiful treasures in there, but it's a great fortress is great treasures inside, and everywhere, paintings of the donation of con stan tine, the mystical giving of worldly power to the pope, painting on chairs of the bishop peter, which he never was, coats of arms of all of the noble popes who took over in the renaissance, and she said, you know, what could be more against the gospel of jesus than this earthly trumpeting of power and pride? it's not going to go away, but as i say, we really should start treating it w
muslims accept, but not all. i respect my religion's teaching and what it orders me to do says officer maher, energized by the revolution some police officers started sporting beards. the interior ministry suspended them. the bearded band of police hit back with lawsuits and protests. we won't leave, says this captain. we want egypt to be based on the values of the revolution, to not ban people based on gender or religion. egypt's battle over beards highlights the intense conflict that came after the revolution between islamists and secularists. fueling the conflict? deep-seeded mistrust on both sides. >> you wouldn't trust it? >> no. >> came world famous blogging about human rights in egypt. convinced bearded officers are on a mission to islamtize the police force. >> i will not be comfortable if the cop who stops me and asks me for my car license is a bearded guy. i will never be comfortable. >> egypt's bearded officers insist all they want is to serve on a secular force while honoring islam. this dilemma is one of many challenges for a young revolution struggling to create a democra
? >> right. just for all purposes of full disclosure here, i think that -- i believe in religion and i'm not an atheist by any means. but this has been very clear and determined by the courts that this is a violation of the establishment clause of the constitution or the first amendment. and why that is is because you can not have an entanglement of public and religion here. that's what's going on. this is a public school and this is the school putting a seal of approval on a religious piece of art. >> ainsley: okay. david, we want to hear the other side of this because any time we see a nativity, a portrait of jesus, the ten commands, we know it's a matter of time before the aclu will get involved. do they have a case here? >> certainly they may have a case burks i don't think they're going to be victorious. it's not as easy it was just explained. this is a convoluted type of thing. this particular situation is sponsored by a private club within a public school. the supreme court has been very clear -- >> which case? you're absolutely wrong. there has been no case. >> i'm in the middl
. >> is that how you see it as well? it may cost the workplace or insurance companies or is it about religion? about core believes in that respect that is at the center piece of this argument. >> some argue that. some say this is a religious issue. as far as the federal courts have been concerned, they have looked strictly at the equal protection clause and looked at government action and whether or not it restricts personal freedom. that's the issue. there are friends of the court for religious organizations saying uphold the law, uphold the law. indeed there will be supporters of that. but at the end of the day, the court has to resolve whether or not personal freedoms are aff t affected by restricting 1,000 federal programs and laws that will be affected with the outcome if it's held unconstitutional. >> let's move on to proposition eight. it was passed by california voters in 2008 and amended the state constitution and took away marriage rights of same-sex couple s. now two couples are challenging that. how will this be argued that marriage of same-sex couples in a state that legalized i
contextually means taking care of children. but this -- this is a sign, their religion is so often about signs and sim bog that he was able to have his inaugural mass on this day, that we have a ten-year anniversary of the iraq war coming out, that we have the anniversary of the march from selma to montgomery coming out, that these are opportunities that his leadership has begun during for him to weigh in and hear what his message is as it extends to the world. >> and let's recall during that homily the protection of creation that he talked about. this is one who took francis as his name, francis being a great creationist, praying brother, son, sister moon, and so this pope, i think, you will see a reach out, an outreach to ecology and protecting of the environment, much like benedict. >> looking at all the flags waving a moment ago in st. peter's square there. it is quite a scene. the vatican says 200,000 people, 150,000 to 200,000 people there. maybe a little bit on the lower end if you're doing crowd estimates right there. but jim bittermann is there and whatever the number is, there was ce
as officials from various religions around the world. he said authentic power is service. that must have been one of the message that he wanted to get across because he later tweeted that same line. >> and for all of the change that's happening, there's gonna be a lot of similarities because there's very little chance of any change as far as leaning toward liberal stances, roles of women in the church, gay marriage and abortion, correct? >> reporter: that is correct. he's put from the same cloth as his predecessor as benedict xvi and john paul ii. no question about that. the president of argentina was here today. the pope has said he's against handing out condoms for free. those type of issues, the pope doesn't -- those won't be issues he will have a new message on, it seems. >> is there any expectation that he will do as much traveling as pope john paul ii? are we expecting any visits to lasten america? >> reporter: i would think so. there were a lot of -- one thing i should say, he's older. he's 76 years old. he was favoring one leg today as he walked around. he is kind of walking with a li
and they talk about religion and the debate of same-sex marriage, a lot of people knee-jerk reaction is the bible condemns this. the bible condemns this. what do you say to that? >> if you look for scripture, you are not going to find anything about gay marriage. you're going to see scattered passages about homosexuality and we're not arguing that. but because scripture is silent on long-term monogamous relationships between same-sex couples, we need to understand it. the bible says as much about gay marriage as it does about the internet. we are living in a different time. our church is a witness to couples in love with each other and witnessing in their faith. one of the things we say in the wedding ceremony in the united methodist liturgy is the couple creates a new ministry for the church. our congregation has been blessed by the witness of gay and lesbian couples in those long-term relationships who have a deep commitment. it's about love. it's not about other things that people want to raise up around issues with scripture. >> all right. so until same-sex marriage is legal, you
heads of government as well as officials from various religions around the world. he said authentic power is service. that must have been one of the message that he wanted to get across because he later tweeted that same line. >> and for all of the change that's happening, there's gonna be a lot of similarities because there's very little chance of any change as far as leaning toward liberal stances, roles of women in the church, gay marriage and abortion, correct? >> reporter: that is correct. he's put from the same cloth as his predecessor as benedict xvi and john paul ii. no question about that. the president of argentina was here today. the pope has said he's against handing out condoms for free. those type of issues, the pope doesn't -- those won't be issues he will have a new message on, it seems. >> is there any expectation that he will do as much traveling as pope john paul ii? are we expecting any visits to lasten america? >> reporter: i would think so. there were a lot of -- one thing i should say, he's older. he's 76 years old. he was
of florida atlanta university. respects all religions and welcomes people of all faiths, background and beliefs. let us know what you think about this. you can weigh in on twitter. we are ff weekend and start using hash tag ff weekend so we can follow the conversation there this is how we follow it like this. >> alisyn: i understand. that makes perfect sense to me. meanwhile we have this fox news alert for you. because for the first time in four years. the u.s. senate has passed a budget. that's amazing. >> jessie: good job guys. >> the yeas are 50. the nays are 49. >> all nighter. voted on dozens of amendments in ending the passing with a judgment. elizabeth plan is live in washington with more. have you gotten any sleep? when you there watching the vote orama as they everywhere calling it? >> did i get a little bit of sleep it did take all night. with t. was a slow process. it is done. the senate approved the budget first time in four years. 3.7 trillion-dollar blueprint plan. the resolution raises nearly a trillion dollars in new taxes. it does so by closing some tax breaks for t
witnessed the homily from pope francis. during this mass, the holy communion. our religion correspondent lauren green in rome for us this morning. lauren, people of the faith are very well familiar with this process. >> absolutely. i want to clarify something, that pope francis is not offering communion to the masses but only to the deacons there. estimates say that about 150,000 people in st. peter's square, that column-lined street leading to the vatican. there are priests going to the crowd that will venture communion to the people, to anybody who wants it. nobody will be turned away. those yellow and white umbrellas, those are indications to the people in the crowd that communion is being served and they should head to one of those umbrellas if they want to be served. we're not quite sure how long the communion will last. but everybody will be served. and everybody who wants to partake of the meal can. >> father murray, father gerald murray from holy family church in new york with us this morning as well. the body of christ, the bread of heaven and catholics believe that there's a tr
to their religion or ethnicity, are starting to push back in some instances. there is a great deal of concern. i want to assure you, i mentioned i have met people the pre syrian army, and we have highlighted the worries of minority groups and christians, not that we are against the sunni majority of syria. we are not. the minorities are nervous and there might -- their rights must be protected and respected. we hear good things from them. i can tell you for example that they have met christian leaders from some of the communities in syria and have told us afterwards that their meetings were populated. we have to keep pushing in that direction. >> thank you. if you could touch on the chemical weapons issues. was called a red line and there have been reports as recently in the last 24 hours about what is actually happening on the ground, whether they have been used, whether they will be used. if you could just talk about what the administration is doing to prevent the transfer of these weapons to groups. thank you. >> we viewed this issue with extreme seriousness. it is incredibly important to us.
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